1896 Print over 100 years old King's Cross Station

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Antique print dated 1896.

The page is over 100 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set it within a gold frame and mount. Also available in either a brown frame or a black frame, your choice.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. Available also in a brown with gold pencil-line frame, your choice.  RL.152.

Entitled – King’s Cross Station.

Below the picture an inscription reads:

King’s Cross Station. – This is the London terminus of the Great Northern Railway, and was opened in October, 1852.

King’s Cross Station is somewhat striking from the perculiarity of its architecture.

There is no attempt at a facade;  the station consists of two immense brick arches, surmounted by a central clock  tower.

As in the case of the other great London terminal stations, the Great Northern Company’s hotel is close by, and may be reached by a covered way.

Altogether, the station occupies more than 45 acres of land;  and for its site a large hospital was cleared away.

Each of the main arches has a span of 71ft.,  and the clock tower is 120ft. high.

It may be interesting to note that this clock has dials 9ft. in diameter, and the principal bell weighs 29cwt.

Each “shed” of the terminus is 800ft. long, 105ft. wide, and 71ft. high to the crown of the semi-circular roof.

The granary has six stories, and will hold 60,000 sacks of corn.

On the last story are water-tanks, capable of holding 150,000 gallons.

The goods shed is 600ft. long, and 80ft. wide.

The coal stores will contain upwards of 15,200 tons.

This terminus adjoins the Regent’s Canal, which, passing eastwards, enters the Thames at Limehouse.

The railway passes under this canal and Maiden Lane, beneath Copenhagen Fields, over the Holloway Road, through tunnels at Hornsey and elsewhere, and forms the chief line of communication with York, Edinburgh, and the north generally.

This terminus adjoins that of the Midland Railway Company, much to its own architectural disadvantage.

The Great Northern system forms the main part of the “East Coast Route” to Scotland, its rails joining near Doncaster those of the North-Eastern Railway Company, which connects it with the North British system at Berwick.

If you buy an item and then see it relisted this is because we occasionally have more than one available, each page is original and not a photocopy.


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